In 1963, Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique shook the lives of women who felt chained to a destiny of quiet domestic drudgery. It marked a sea change in the way they viewed themselves — no longer just wives and mothers, they could search for a new identity in education and the work force.
"Tens of thousands of cops, firefighters, construction workers and others who survived the worst terrorist assault in U.S. history and risked their lives in its wake will soon be informed that their names must be run through the FBI's terrorism watch list," The Huffington Post reports.
"They are my heroes," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said today as he visited Benghazi, Libya — a rebel-held city where the opposition to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is centered.
McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and top GOP member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is the highest-ranking American official to visit rebel-held Eastern Libya, The Associated Press writes.
Nebraska's assistant sergeant-in-arms will work her last day on Tuesday. 102-year-old Sally Gordon told the Lincoln Journal Star she wants to retire while she's still young. She often walks seven blocks to work where she passes messages to lawmakers and keeps order in the chambers. Still beautiful, the former model is known for her stylish hats at the state capitol - a building that Sally Gordon watched being built in 1922.
To be or not to be — William Shakespeare. According to China National Radio, a best-selling author plans to shell out more than $150,000 for plastic surgery to transform himself into Shakespeare's spitting image.
How-to content on the Internet has become popular and profitable. Google recently changed its search algorithm because it didn't like the glut of sites that show up every time you search how to do something.
A proposed ban on shark fin consumption has environmentalists facing off against many Chinese restaurants in California. A state assemblyman says harvesting shark fins is brutal since often the fins are cut off and the living shark is dumped back into the ocean. From member station KQED, Krissy Clark reports.